Just saw this... No, my earlier post was general and not directed to you. Other members have provided responses to this already, in that partisan affiliations, questionable history, standards, etc. of these companies, etc. erode confidence in our election process. It appears a significant percent of Americans hold this view as a result, and whether one agrees with their view or not, we should want to address voter confidence.loseyourname said:Either you don't consider me conservative or you weren't paying attention (I don't blame you; the thread got very long very quickly). I'll just quote my entire post, #82 in the original thread on this topic (the relevant part is in the bottom in bold):
Other states, from that same page, that passed VVPR (voter-verified paper record) legislation prior to the 2004 presidential election:
Alaska, Arkanasas, California, Colorado, Connecticut,Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, , Washington, West Virginia.
Many other states have either passed or introduced similar legislation since the election.
To others I can only say that to defend defective aspects of our election process in defence of Bush/GOP victories is a bias that does not help anything. You can deny this as being your motive, but my suspicions remain and I find this a discouraging attitude in regard to future elections.